Monday, January 26, 2009

The Snowflake Classic

... introduced our family to the world of competitive swimming exactly one year ago.  Then, the boys competed for the very first time with their year-round team, and while they had a blast, reaching the top of the leader board was a mere impossibility. Sometimes, they were just happy to reach the finish line!

Now, one year later, well... the results speak for themselves.

The Snowflake Classic
January 24-25, 2009
790 swimmers representing 11 teams from Virginia & Maryland


NOH-MAN: about to win the 100 Yard Freestyle, above
(Swimming his last meet as a 7-year old in the 8 & under category) 
  • 100 Yard Freestyle: 1st place with a personal best time of 1:18.99 (an 8.5 second drop from his seed time!), and a "BB" time for the 10 & under age group!!
  • 100 Yard Breaststroke: 1st place with a personal best time of 1:48.69 (he had never raced in this event before)
  • 50 Yard Backstroke: 2nd place with a personal best time of 44.82 seconds (a 4 sec drop)
  • 50 Yard Freestyle: 2nd place with a personal best time of 36.64 (a 2 second drop)
  • 100 Yard Butterfly: 2nd place with a time of 1:49. 92 (his first time racing in this event)
  • 25 Yard Butterfly: 2nd place with a personal best of 20.22 (0.7 sec drop)
  • 100 Yard Backstroke: 1st place with another personal best time of 1:39.13.

BUB
  • 200 Yard Individual Medley: 3rd place with a time of 2:50.59 (his first official time for this event).  This is an "A" time, thus qualifying him in this event for Age-Group Champs in March. 
  • 100 Yard Freestyle: 2nd place with a personal best time of 1:07.56 (only half a second behind the winner!).  This is a his first "AA" time!
  • 50 Yard Butterfly: 3rd place with a personal best time of 33.79 (only 2 tenths of a second behind the 2 boys who tied for first!) and another "AA" time!
  • 200 Yard Freestyle: 2nd place with a personal best time of 2:26.16 (a 10 second drop from his seed time!!), and only a quarter of a second behind the winner.  Also, another "A" time (he missed an "AA" by less than half a second!)
  • 50 Yard Breaststroke: A personal best time of 43.77 (he dropped half a second).
  • 100 Yard Butterfly: 2nd place with a personal best time of 1:17.32 and his third "AA" time.
  • 500 Freestyle: he didn't place in the top three in this event, but he swam a great race with a time of 6:51.71.

So, another fabulous weekend in the pool, 
and another super weekend together~
 The boys fought their way through the water and they have the results to prove it!
 Many proud, proud mama moments!!

2 comments:

gretchen said...

WE ARE SOOO PROUD OF YOU GUYS!!! Keep up the good work! I thought I saw gills the last time we were up. I guess it's confirmed! :)

Amy said...

I've loved keeping up with you all on your blog! What a great family you have! Ahhh....the swimming memories! It's such great fun!
love, Amy (Scott) Campbell